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post #4771 of 4774 Old 10-25-2016, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ghstudio View Post
Thanks for the influx of thoughts.

grigorianvlad: you suggest using all magnepan's, but you apparently use a Polk center....would you explain.
Fair question. I started with an all-Polk setup (except for the subs). But then upgraded L/R to Maggies. Then added a pair of Eminent Technology LFT-8b's to L/R. The Eminents combine best of both worlds - planar and cone, so they are good for HT. But lack with music. So, the Maggies and Eminents both run in parallel, using different power amps. The processor feeds the same L/R signal , one through RCA the other thru XLR. This way both music and HT sound great.

DAC: Wyred4Sound DAC1LE || Processor: Marantz AV8801 11.2 Ch || Power Amps: Audio Research VS110 (100W tube) || Emotiva XPR-2 (600W), Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 2 & UPA-500 (200W/80W) || L/R Speakers: Eminent LFT-8b , Magnepan 2.7, Center : Polk LSiM-704C, Sur: Polk LSiM-703 || Sub 1: Rythmik F25 (800W). Sub 2: Sunfire True Signature TS-EQ12 (2,700W) || Cables: MIT terminator 2 Biwire, 4, Exp; Cardas Crosslink || Power: Panamax M5300 || HP: HifiMan HE560
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The center channel discussion is always interesting. I don't have a golden ear, so I only rely on the center channel to "center" voices when I'm watching a movie. I've never noticed a really bad effect even when the center channel speaker is el cheapo.

So I finally finished my set up:

MGMC1 front
MMGW rear
SVS SB-1000 sub
NAD T748 Receiver
Emotiva BASX A300 to drive just the front speakers (the rears are driven by the T748)
A pretty standard Samsung TV.

I use the TVs speaker as the center channel, and it sounds just fine to me for movies. I wouldn't listen to music on that speaker, but making it just loud enough to help center voices it's fine, and it came with the TV.

In the old house I did the same thing, using the old CRT TVs terrible speaker as a center channel, and it seemed fine.
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Originally Posted by CoolPool View Post
So I went to Audio Ark in Edmonton and gave a Maggie 5.1 system a listen ( MC2 (motorized MC1) mains, CC5, MC1s back/side) 10" sub (didn't catch the brand) run at 100W/ch. Wow! The room was comparable to what I'd be listening in size-wise but the placement on the side walls would be a nogo for me. This is the way I'm going to go when I build the HT. Unfortunately, placement in my living room would be a nightmare with the open floor plan so in the end I decided the Maggies have to wait until I go separate pre/pro and basement room. What I did do is pull the trigger on a set of Bryston MiniT On-Walls to replace my Paradigm Atoms as mains. They should be here in the hinterlands next week sometime.

I want to say thank you to you all for your advice and assistance!
I listened to Maggie's but also ended up getting Bryston Mini T's. Amazing speakers for the money. Clarity and tonality is some of the best I've heard regardless of price.
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First special adjustment other than using my ear to balance volume between left/right/center.....the Martin Logan C2 blends exceptionally well with the MMG's. I'll do an Audyssey tuning in the next couple of days getting the frequency adjustments and volume settings adjusted and report back. There is a significant improvement of the C2 vs the NHT AC-2. I may need to add my 200w/channel NHT Power5 amplifier back...these speakers really are as inefficient as folks claim.
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